Signings at West Ham, Fan Furore at QPR

Mexican football star Javier ‘Chicharito’ Hernandez has joined Premier League side West Ham United. The former Manchester United star preferred a return to “the best league in the world” ahead of options in Spain and Italy. The player moves to the London stadium in a £16 million move.

Chicharito has two weeks to prepare ahead of the new season compared to his previous moves to Real Madrid (on loan) and Bayer Leverkusen on deadline day. He is happy that this transfer was “more calm and easy” compared to previous transfers and he hopes to help the club achieve their aim. Continue reading Signings at West Ham, Fan Furore at QPR

SWEDEN DETHRONE USA

The United States women’s football team is very used to losing at the Olympics. The team last suffered a defeat to Norway in the Sydney games in year 2000. On Friday, they lost another memorable one as Sweden sent them crashing out of the tournament.

Sweden took the lead in the game played in the country’s capital Brasilia. Stina Blackstenius opened the scoring in the second half, just after the hour mark. Thirteen minutes out of regular time, Alex Morgan equalized for the United States. Both teams try to get the goal that would separate them but they couldn’t. After a short break, the 30 minutes extra time went underway, yet the sides could not be split. Continue reading SWEDEN DETHRONE USA

PODOLSKI NETS TURKISH CUP FINAL WINNER

Former Gunners centre forward, currently at Turkish giants, Galatasaray FC, helped them move past their fierce Istanbul rivals Fenerbahce.

The striker swooped at the back post to score what proved to be the crucial goal of an intense clash, and the side stood firm to take the trophy. The solitary goal was enough to send their rivals on their way to a 1-0 Turkiye Kupasi final victory. Continue reading PODOLSKI NETS TURKISH CUP FINAL WINNER

Leicester title charge gains momentum

Leicester City supporters can perhaps be forgiven for finally starting to believe that their side can pull off one of the biggest shocks in English football history, after their latest victory over Newcastle United left them five points clear at the top of the table, with just eight games remaining.

Claudio Ranieri’s men have taken the division by storm this campaign, and despite writing off their chances for much of the season, will be looking at their run in with a sense of optimism. Continue reading Leicester title charge gains momentum

SPURS WARY OF POCHETTINO INTEREST

Spurs are aware that their manager is a subject of interest among the big English clubs at the moment and thus, they are thinking of putting an extension offer in front of him in the coming weeks.

Mauricio Pocchetino

Tottenham has played like an absolute champion of a side under their Argentinean manager in the ongoing season and they are within touching distance to the top spot of the points table. Continue reading SPURS WARY OF POCHETTINO INTEREST

Who is set for Euro 2016 glory?

Once the domestic seasons come to a conclusion this year in Europe, the football does not stop there as fans will be treated to the European Championship in France, which begins on June 10 when the hosts kick off against Romania at the Stade de France.

After winning the last two consecutive tournaments, Spain are bidding for a hat-trick of successes in France. Here are the main contenders to lift the trophy this year:-

Germany
World champions Germany will be looking to do the World Cup and European Championship double in France following their victory in Brazil two years ago where they beat Argentina after extra-time in the final.

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CECH LEADS THE WAY

Petr Cech recently suffered a defeat against his former club after Arsenal lost 1-0 against Chelsea at the Emirates stadium. However, the Czech Republic goalkeeper was pictured lifting up his demoralised teammates after the defeat.

This gesture has received a lot of support in the football world with former Arsenal legend Ian Wright praising the goalkeeper for utilising his experience and lifting his teammates. Cech has been one of the best signings made by Arsenal in recent times. Despite his best efforts, the team was unable to get a win against Chelsea. Continue reading CECH LEADS THE WAY

JAY HEAPS EXTENDS HIS STAY

Jay Heaps became the coach of the MLS club New England Revolution on November of 2011 and so far he has managed to push the team to 2 playoffs in 3 seasons as well as also managing of making a run to the 2014 MLS Cup.

Jay Heaps

Prior on having become the manager of the MLS team, Jay Heaps had already performed with the team as he used to be a player and managed to make 294 appearances for the American club. His playing career with the team initiated in 2001 and ever since then he has turned into a member of the coaching staff and Jay Heaps has not shown any signs of wanting to leave the club that he joined over 10 years as he penned a contract extension which extends until 2017. Continue reading JAY HEAPS EXTENDS HIS STAY

Where next for Jose Mourinho?

Jose Mourinho’s miserable season at Chelsea finally came to an end just before Christmas as Blues owner Roman Abramovich relieved the Portuguese man of his duties in what was his second spell at the club.

Mourinho has managed in four different countries so far in his career, winning eight league titles, the Champions League twice and the UEFA Cup.

With it now looking very unlikely that Mourinho will ever return to Chelsea again, will he remain in the Premier League or look for a new challenge in a different country? Here are some of the options which he may be considering.

Manchester United

Ever since he was sacked by Chelsea, Mourinho has been linked with the job at Old Trafford where Dutchman Louis van Gaal remains under pressure despite good results against Chelsea and Swansea recently.

Manchester United were eliminated in the group stage of the Champions League and look to have a fight on their hands to finish in the top four this season. If their form dips again, the club’s officials may just be tempted to dismiss Van Gaal and try to secure the services of Mourinho to replace him.

Mourinho has stated in the past that United are a huge club and he would be tempted by the job if it ever became available.

Celtic

Despite leading the Scottish Premiership table with Celtic, the Bhoys’ manager, Ronny Deila, has come under pressure this season with the Scottish giants. Deila’s side failed to qualify for the group stage of the Champions League and they then finished bottom of their Europa League group to miss out on the last 32.

If Celtic were to let go of Deila, Mourinho could be tempted by a short-term challenge in Scotland, where he would not have to move too far from his current home in London. It would be a new country for him to manage in and a very good chance of a league championship as Celtic are at the time of writing at 1/66 in the Scottish football betting to win the title this season.

Real Madrid

Although he left Spanish giants Real Madrid by mutual consent in 2013, his spell at the Bernabeu was largely successful as he overcame a fantastic Barcelona side to win La Liga in the 2011/12 season.

Mourinho was criticised for playing negative football at the club. However, with Rafa Benitez doing something similar this season without positive results, they may look to their former manager for a return if their current boss does not deliver silverware.

PSG

With three consecutive Ligue 1 titles, PSG have dominated French football in recent years. That run is likely to continue this season as the Paris-based club are already 19 points clear at the top of the league championship.

Despite the domestic success, the owners of the club are desperate to do well in Europe. So, if they fail to make progress in the Champions League this season, they would surely be tempted to turn to Mourinho, who has won the competition twice.